Teen rock band Sunday 44 are getting ready to raise the roof in Moxley as part of a drive to offer more activities for young people in the area.
Sunday 44, from Walsall’s Park Hall Estate, have agreed to play a gig free of charge at Moxley People’s Centre on Thursday 12 December.
Moxley and Dangerfield Action Group and Walsall Council’s Integrated Young People’s Support Services have joined forces to stage activities every Thursday evening at the centre including DJ and dance workshops and music production sessions.
They are being supported by Moxley Community Hub which aims to support people to build capacity in their own communities and help improve their health and wellbeing.
During summer consultation events, teenagers in Moxley said they wanted more activities for 12-16-year-olds with many asking for music events.
Sunday 44, who cite Black Sabbath, ACDC and Nickelback as their inspiration, were one of the youngest bands ever to play live at Birmingham’s o2 Academy 3 and have also played open air concerts. Members are aged 12, 14 and 15.
The band are Ollie Holyhead, dual lead guitarist, Peter Addanki, vocalist, Joe Basnett on rhythm guitar, Sam Basnett on bass guitar, Adam Mosely on drums and Tom Moore dual lead guitarist.
Tom & Ollie write the music, Peter adds lyrics.
Tom said: “We’re looking forward to playing in Moxley and hope this may lead to a regular opportunity for up and coming bands.”
Councillor Ian Shires, portfolio holder for community engagement and voluntary sector with Walsall Council Coalition, said: “This gig by Sunday 44 is a great thing for Moxley’s young people who have said they want more activities for their age group.
“Who knows what it might kick start in the area? I’d like to thank the band for offering to stage this free gig and wish them all the best in their future musical careers.”
Sunday 44′s set at Moxley people’s Centre will run from 7pm this Thursday.
Councillor Rachel Andrew, portfolio holder for children’s services, added: “I’d also like to thank Sunday 44 for their support for the activities taking place in Moxley.
“Activities started last Thursday with a DJ workshop and I’m sure there’s plenty of talented teenagers in Moxley who could give David Guetta a run for his money! I hope they get a lot out of the sessions and enjoy themselves.”
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